Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Night Watch--By Ann Christine Tabaka--United States

Night Watch

The night dances in on a purple sunset
edged in radiant streams of gold.

The evening star winks seductively
at the shy rising moon.

The sound of the surf’s eternal march
echoes across the dunes,
carried on a salt breeze.

Castles and footprints forgotten,
soon to be washed away.

Sea oats wave adieu to the light,
as sand crabs scurry home
to their sandy dens.

Silhouettes of egrets flock overhead,
marsh-bound for the night.
signaling the time for
Night watch.

Ann Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware.  She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer.  She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean.  Chris lives with her husband and two cats.  Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies.


  1. Dear Chris, I love your nature poems, it makes me muse and when a poem makes me muse then it's a good one!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

    Best wishes,
    Inge (Daginne)

  2. A beautiful and relaxing scene to end the day!💜

  3. Always love the twilight and this hits a home run!

  4. Ann,

    I was already "hooked" by the first verse. Such a delightful write, full of imagery. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  5. Nicely arranged words Ann, from the beginning to same titled ending.
    A very good poem.
    Knight Writer

  6. Golly, I just heard the chirping of the crickets Ann, as the nostalgia of my childhood "night watch" in my Arizona desert home, came into my mind. Thanks for the well written poem. I love loved it.
    Sincerely Charlene